More than just a trend, the concepts of sustainability and farm-to-table approaches have revolutionized the landscape of fine dining. As society becomes increasingly conscious of the environmental impact of our daily choices, the expectation for eco-friendly practices in the food industry has risen, and fine dining is no exception.
The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain is stepping up its game in the sustainable dining arena with the unveiling of Le Jardin, a distinctive eatery with a strong commitment to eco-conservation, local produce, and community support. This latest venture underscores the hotel’s dedication to environmental stewardship and local community engagement.
Le Jardin is raising the bar for eco-conscious dining. Its menu is a tribute to fresh, locally sourced ingredients from farmers and suppliers nearby. The restaurant’s farm-to-table approach ensures that every plate served is brimming with seasonal, local produce, effectively reducing its ecological impact while honouring Bahrain’s deep-rooted agricultural tradition.
“Imagine arriving in a place of calm after a busy day to unwind. As the gentle sea breeze kisses your skin, soft music plays in the background, complementing the melodic symphony of the ocean. The scent of grilled Japanese skewers and aromatic herbs fills the air, making your taste buds tingle with anticipation. You bask in the blissful moment, while your worries drift away.” said Bernard de Villele, General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain.
Sustainability isn’t just a buzzword at Le Jardin – it’s a core principle. By shortening the journey from farm to fork, the restaurant dramatically cuts down on carbon emissions linked to long-haul transportation. Plus, it takes its green credentials a step further by growing its herbs, including Oregano, Mint, Rosemary, and Thyme.
Le Jardin provides a serene haven for guests to relax and take it easy. Patrons can soak in the peaceful vibes of the terrace, with the majestic Arabian Gulf forming a stunning backdrop. The harmonious blend of natural elements and modern design lends an inviting, cozy feel to the dining experience.
“Our vision at The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain has always been to deliver remarkable culinary experiences while prioritizing sustainability. With Le Jardin, we are taking it a step further by highlighting the wealth of Bahrain’s locally sourced ingredients, supporting local farmers, and reducing our environmental impact while enjoying the serene beauty of the island” he added.
Le Jardin has established close partnerships with a network of trusted farmers and suppliers who share a common commitment to sustainable practices. This ensures that guests can savour a diverse selection of vibrant dishes made from handpicked produce including organic vegetables from the Farmers Market in Salmabad, and ethically sourced meat, certified by Animal Welfare – AMIC, that are bursting with flavour and nutritional value.
“At Le Jardin, we have the privilege of working directly with Bahrain’s local farmers, handpicking the freshest seasonal ingredients to create exceptional dishes that celebrate the richness of local agriculture. It is truly a farm-to-table experience, where every bite tells a story of the dedication and hard work that goes into growing these ingredients. As we open this new restaurant, I am delighted to introduce the traditional Japanese art of Kushiyaki which I mastered during my time in Japan. Kushiyaki is a generic term for skewered meat and vegetables, that showcases the harmony of colours, textures, shapes, and flavours of locally sourced ingredients,” added Joergen Sodemann, Executive Chef.
The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain invites guests to embark on a gastronomic journey at Le Jardin, where sustainability, culinary excellence, and local collaboration converge to form an unforgettable gastronomic affair.
Le Jardin at The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain, is open from Wednesdays to Saturdays, from 4 pm to 10 pm.